1986 – Mustang Illustrated

This page contains the names and descriptions of all articles published in Mustang Illustrated during 1986; It does not contain the text of the articles — rather, it is a guide to assist you in locating which back issue might contain the information you need.

Mustang Illustrated – SPRING 1986

Fine Lines

  • Dave Wockley wanted an eye-catcher, and he got it. One of this issues’s cover cars.

Mustanger’s Library

  • The best in reading: Ford High Performance (Edited by: Isaac Martin and Joe Pettit / Petersen Publishing Co.); Mustang Performance and Handling (Peter C. Sessler / Motorbooks International); Ford Street Performance Handbook (Martyn L. Schorr / Quicksilver Communications)

A Shift In Time

  • A Hurst shifter for ’79-’86 cars.

One Of A Kind

  • When was the last time you saw a Mustang pickup?

Route ’66

  • When Sue Smith rebuilt her 1966 fastback she used almost everything in the National Parts Depot catalog.

Boss 302: Ford’s Racing Legend

  • Full story of a Trans-Am champ.

Mustang Motivation

  • A practical 289 build-Up.

Raining Ragtop Repair

  • A convertible top revitalized.

Phony Pony

  • Looks can be deceiving and this 20th Anniversary look-alike proves it.

Rainbow Rider

  • This multi-colored Mustang was once a daily driver. It’s now a show stopper.

A Great Pretender

  • Ever see a Shelby convertible? Gene Harrison built his from a stock 1966 driver.

The Mustang Svo Mystique

  • Tech. Ed. U.B. Sherman explores this new “Classic.”

The Ultimate Gt350

  • We’ve seen a lot of GT350’s and Lynn Barnett’s is the best one we’ve ever seen!

Street Fighter

  • This one started out as a $500 basket case. It is now one mean steed!

Sans The Static

  • High-Line sound for early cars.

The Faulkner Convertible

  • Want a new Mustang convertible with four-cylinder, turbo-charged performance? Ford doesn’t make one, but Faulkner does.

1986 Saleen Mustang

  • We drive the hottest ever.

Buyer’s Guide

  • Parts from A to Z and back for your pony.

Killer Gt

  • Where else would you find a Mustang with Muscle but Strongville, Ohio? This one will knock your socks off.

Like It Was On Rails

  • A serious suspension thrash for ’67-’70s.

Slipstream Science

  • Aerodynamic bolt-ons for the late cars

Team Players

  • With the reputation they have as performance cars, it’s no wonder when Ford established their Superteam, two of them were Mustangs.


  • Where to join.

Something Different

  • A Mustang with wings.

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